Religion


PHILADELPHIA PA – Jack Quindlen, a retired business executive who led the committee that helped build Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford PA – the successor building to St. Pius X High in Lower Pottsgrove – was named Tuesday (Dec. 7, 2010) as chairman of a group charged with charting “the future of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.”

Pope John Paul II High in Royersford.

Cardinal Justin Rigali, archbishop of the greater Philadelphia area’s Roman Catholics, said his “blue ribbon commission” to be headed by Quindlen would oversee a comprehensive study of Archdiocesan elementary and secondary schools, including several located in and surrounding Pottstown, Royersford, and Limerick PA.

Quindlen is a retired senior vice-president and chief financial officer of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, as well as a former chairman of the Archdiocesan Board of Education. He was chairman of the building committee that helped erect Pope John Paul II High, as well as Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown PA.

Rigali’s 17-member commission, whose members he and Quindlen formally announced, is tasked with determining where Catholic education should be headed. A declining economy, lower enrollments and rising costs have the Philadelphia archdiocese and others across the country “finding themselves at a crossroads, carefully seeking what path is best for the future,” the cardinal said.

The archdiocese this year has closed or merged several schools in cost-cutting and efficiency measures. Rigali, in an October (2010) pastoral letter to church leaders and congregants, said he would ask the archdiocese’s Office of Catholic Education to launch the education study, and also look at special education and religious education programs. The data will be reviewed by the commission, which is expected to make recommendations by September 2011.

Commission members, the archdiocese said in a statement, include “talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, from corporate leaders to educational experts, all of whom are dedicated to Catholic education.”

Photo from CBSPhilly.com

Advertisements

ROYERSFORD PA – The Open Door Ministry’s Youth Mentoring Program will be the beneficiary of a silent auction of more than 50 different themed gift baskets being sold in a fund-raiser Saturday (Nov. 20, 2010) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the ministry’s offices, 350 Main St., Royersford PA.

Each themed basket is filled with gifts – spa items, gourmet cookbooks and food, movies and popcorn, crafts and jewelry, toys, and more – to please a wide range of ages, interests, and tastes, Open Door Executive Director Laurie Faust reports.

The baskets have already been prepared and are currently on display at The Open Door. Bids are being accepted in person for all baskets. The auction will end promptly at 3 p.m., and all winners will be notified by phone.

For more information, call 610-948-4818.

See our galleries for photos that appear in The Post.
Got news for us? E-mail The Post. Share this article.
Find The Posts on Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Technorati, Flickr, YouTube, and RSS

SPRING CITY PA – “Light In The Night,” an evening of free and safe Halloween activity for children, will be held Oct. 31 (2010; Sunday) from 6-8 p.m. in the Spring City Fellowship Church, at the corner of Bridge and Glass streets, Spring City PA.

Free fun games and prizes will be offered, as well as free hot dogs and treat bags. The event is jointly sponsored by he Spring City Fellowship Church, the Living Hope Community Church, the First United Church of Christ, and the Royersford United Methodist Church.

See our galleries for photos that appear in The Post.
Got news for us? E-mail The Post. Share this article.
Find The Posts on Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Technorati, Flickr, YouTube, and RSS

LIMERICK PA – A local business expo will be part of this weekend’s Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Community Festival, scheduled for today (Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010) through Saturday (Aug. 28) at various times in and outside of the parish Education Center, Swamp Pike and Neiffer Road, Limerick PA.

The three-day festival will feature amusement rides by Tons of Fun, live music and entertainment, bingo, children’s games, adult games of chance, raffles and a diverse menu of foods. Its accompanying expo enables area companies and organizations to exhibit their products and services to area residents.

For more information, call Heather Rowland at 484-716-3357.

See our galleries for photos that appear in The Post.
Got news for us? E-mail The Post. Share this article.
Find The Posts on Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Technorati, Flickr, YouTube, and RSS

COLLEGEVILLE PA – A series of workshops to enhance the skills of American Sign Language interpreters, and an accompanying Bible conference for the deaf, will be held simultaneously beginning Aug. 12 (2010, Thursday) at the Valley Forge Baptist Temple, 616 S. Trappe Rd., Collegeville PA, according to its recent newsletter.

The event, conducted by Silent Word Ministries as its Northeast meeting, is acknowledged by the American Sign Language Institute, which will grant continuing education credit for those who qualify and attend. For more information, call Jim Bracelin at 610-948-6834.

See our galleries for photos that appear in The Post.
Got news for us? E-mail The Post. Share this article.
Find The Posts on Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Technorati, Flickr, YouTube, and RSS

READY FOR A NEW BUILDING – Members of St. Eleanor’s Roman Catholic Church in Collegeville PA held a formal groundbreaking ceremony (below) Sunday (June 6, 2010) to launch construction of its new parish center. Among those on hand with shovels were, above from left, Chris Cusatis, of the St. Eleanor Finance Committee; Mike O’Rourke, KCBA Architects; the Most Rev. Daniel Thomas, auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia; Bill Hall, Campaign Committee; Owen Brewer, Parish Pastoral Council; Kathy Schmitt, Parish Director of Religious Education; Theresa Healy, Asst. Principal; Molly Paulhamus, Principal; Joe Pezzano, Parish Business Director; and the Rev. Msgr. Patrick Sweeney, pastor.

Photos from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

See our galleries for photos that appear in The Post.
Got news for us? E-mail The Post. Share this article.
Find The Posts on Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Technorati, Flickr, YouTube, and RSS

ROYERSFORD PA – An outdoor worship service conducted by the evangelism team of Grace Lutheran Church will be held Saturday (May 22, 2010) at 2 p.m. in the pavilion at Victory Park, Second Avenue, Royersford PA.

The park is located between Washington and Green Streets. Parking is available from Second Avenue.

See our galleries for photos that appear in The Post.
Got news for us? E-mail The Post. Share this article.

Next Page »